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Ontario invests millions in Northern highways

The government of Ontario has announced a $537 million investment towards expanding and upgrading the 11,000 kilometre highway network in Northern Ontario.

Sulphur dioxide leak sends nine to hospital

Nine people were treated and released from hospital following a gas leak at an Inco Ltd. acid plant in Greater Sudbury June 15.

Community conscious businesses recognized

The Northwest Fudge Factory and Bestech have been named by the Yellow Pages Group as the recipients of the Make It Real program in Sudbury.

Sharpe sets record straight about ailing brewery

BY IAN ROSS Northern Breweries president and CEO Bill Sharpe says Sudbury’s Lorne Street plant will be mothballed until the cash-strapped regional brewer gets a fresh injection of private investment to pay down a $7 million debt and install a high-sp

Habitat for Humanity seeks applications

Habitat for Humanity, Sudbury District, will be accepting applications for the next Habitat for Humanity home to be built in the Greater Sudbury area. In order to apply, individuals must attend one of three information sessions.
Green light given to development in Chelmsford

Green light given to development in Chelmsford

BY JASON THOMPSON A set of traffic lights needed in front of the Tim Hortons location on M.R. 35 will finally be erected, ending a development freeze that’s been restricting commercial growth in the area.

City provides shelter from the storm for homeless agencies

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Ward 6 Councillor Janet Gasparini nearly started crying Wednesday night as she told city council about a sign she saw at a homelessness rally in the downtown core earlier that day.
Tagging turf "not cool" in Greater Sudbury

Tagging turf "not cool" in Greater Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Armed with paintbrushes and cleaning solution, more than 300 Rainbow District School Board students took to the streets Wednesday to remove marker and paint scribbles from buildings, mailboxes and park benches.

Xstrata's bid cleared in Canada

The friendly merger between mining giants Inco Ltd. and Falconbridge Ltd. is still up in the air June 15 after the federal Competition Bureau has given Xstrata PLC the thumbs-up to move forward with its hostile bid for Falconbridge.
RideShare program shuts down June 23

RideShare program shuts down June 23

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN A program that gives 11,000 rides a year to Greater Sudbury families who have no other way of getting their young children to medical, therapeutic and daycare programis shutting down at the end of next week.